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Agilysys Announces General Availability of WMx v6.0

Agilysys Announces General Availability of WMx v6.0

September 16, 2014

New Features and Functionality Help Employers Improve Workforce Efficiency, Boost Productivity and Comply with Federal RegulationsALPHARETTA, GA. - Sept. 16,...

ABreez is Blowing onto the Hotel Scene as a Fresh Mobile Tool for Minibar Management

ABreez is Blowing onto the Hotel Scene as a Fresh Mobile Tool for Minibar Management

September 16, 2014

The ABreez Managed Minibar is the ideal alternative to labor-intensive manual units and costly automatic systems; Experience ABreez at the Hotel Show in Dubai...

Why the Hotel Industry Needs Google, Amazon or Priceline to Clean Up the Mess it has Created

Why the Hotel Industry Needs Google, Amazon or Priceline to Clean Up the Mess it has Created

September 16, 2014

By Lennert de Jong, Commercial Director at citizenMHave you ever wondered why you automatically get the newest version of Facebook on your phone, have made...

The Components of Franchise Fees

The Components of Franchise Fees

September 16, 2014

By Robert Mandelbaum and Gary McDadeHotel franchise companies (“the brands/chains”) charge their franchisees a series of fees that cover a variety...

Marriott to Guests: Please Tip the Maids

Marriott to Guests: Please Tip the Maids

Jamal Thalji | Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla. | September 16, 2014

Sept. 16--TAMPA -- Evelyn Thomas, 60, spent two decades cleaning up after people as a maid. But the 15 years of it she spent cleaning up after hotel guests...

Revel Auction Date Set for Sept. 24; Glenn Straub Stalking-Horse Bidder at $90 million

Revel Auction Date Set for Sept. 24; Glenn Straub Stalking-Horse Bidder at $90 million

Harold Brubaker | The Philadelphia Inquirer | September 16, 2014

Sept. 16--A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge "reluctantly" approved Monday a Sept. 24 auction date for the shuttered Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Judge...

Brands’ Hotel Ownership Doesn’t Always Limit Management Opportunism, says Cornell Study

Brands’ Hotel Ownership Doesn’t Always Limit Management Opportunism, says Cornell Study

September 16, 2014

Ithaca, NY, September 16, 2014 - As one way to limit opportunistic behavior by hotel managers, many hotel brands have adopted a policy of owning a particular...

HeBS Digital’s CMS Technology Wins 2014 Gold Stevie® Award

HeBS Digital’s CMS Technology Wins 2014 Gold Stevie® Award

September 16, 2014

HeBS Digital's CMS Premium, the industry's most advanced Content Management System (CMS) technology, takes home the prestigious Gold Stevie® Award in the Best...

ZDirect Appoints Michael Dunphy as Director of Sales, Asia Pacific

ZDirect Appoints Michael Dunphy as Director of Sales, Asia Pacific

September 16, 2014

As a veteran hotelier, Dunphy will expand ZDirect's business development effort in the Asia Pacific Region[SINGAPORE - SEPTEMBER 16, 2013] - ZDirect is...

NYSH&TA Receives Certified Guest Service Partner Designation

NYSH&TA Receives Certified Guest Service Partner Designation

September 16, 2014

Orlando, Florida, September 2014-The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has awarded the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association...

The Plasencia Group Announces the Sale of the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort in Key West, Florida

The Plasencia Group Announces the Sale of the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort in Key West, Florida

September 16, 2014

Tampa, Fla.  (September 16, 2014) – The Plasencia Group is pleased to announce the sale of the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort, located in Key West,...

Felcor Sells 446-key Holiday Inn-Toronto Airport & 221-key Embassy Suites Hotel-Indianapolis North

Felcor Sells 446-key Holiday Inn-Toronto Airport & 221-key Embassy Suites Hotel-Indianapolis North

September 16, 2014

Gross Proceeds of $29 Million IRVING, Texas, September 16, 2014 - FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH) today announced that it sold its 446-room...

Carlyle Group Acquires Postcard Inn Beach Resort at Holiday Isle & La Siesta Resort on Islamorada

Carlyle Group Acquires Postcard Inn Beach Resort at Holiday Isle & La Siesta Resort on Islamorada

September 16, 2014

Creates Islamorada Hotel Company with its 4 Islamorada Properties to be Managed by Trust HospitalityMIAMI, Sept. 16, 2014 -- Global alternative asset manager...

Summit Hotel Properties Acquires the 209-room Hampton Inn & Suites in Austin, Texas; Plans Upgrades

Summit Hotel Properties Acquires the 209-room Hampton Inn & Suites in Austin, Texas; Plans Upgrades

September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 - AUSTIN, Texas - Summit Hotel Properties (NYSE:INN) (“the Company”) announced today the acquisition of the Hampton Inn & Suites located...

pasCLOUD Announces its USALI 11TH  Compliant Edition Core

pasCLOUD Announces its USALI 11TH Compliant Edition Core

September 17, 2014

Hoteliers can easily deploy this latest edition and leverage competitive advantages with minimal disruption  September 17, 2014 - Professional...

Managed by Gulph Creek Hotels, the 101-room Hampton Inn & Suites Philadelphia/Bensalem Opens in PA

Managed by Gulph Creek Hotels, the 101-room Hampton Inn & Suites Philadelphia/Bensalem Opens in PA

September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 - BENSALEM, Pa. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide's global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn &...

Arizona’s 104-key Staybridge Suites Phoenix-Chandler Hotel Opens

Arizona’s 104-key Staybridge Suites Phoenix-Chandler Hotel Opens

September 17, 2014

Owned by Pacific Lodging of Chandler, LLC and Managed by Tharaldson Hospitality Management 17 September, 2014 - ATLANTA — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)...

Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Complete for the 372-room Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in Georgia

Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Complete for the 372-room Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in Georgia

September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 - MILWAUKEE - Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced the completion of the...

The Newly Built 105-suite Home2 Suites by Hilton Omaha/West Opens in Nebraska

The Newly Built 105-suite Home2 Suites by Hilton Omaha/West Opens in Nebraska

September 17, 2014

OMAHA, Neb., and MCLEAN, Va.  - Sept. 17, 2014 - Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's award-winning mid-tier, all-suite hotel brand designed for...

Hotel Equities Assumes Management of 77-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Marianna in Florida

Hotel Equities Assumes Management of 77-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Marianna in Florida

September 17, 2014

Atlanta, GA-September 17, 2014 - Atlanta-based Hotel Equities (www.hotelequities.com) recently assumed management of the 77-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by...

Loyalty is Golden: Indies Rely on Maestro PMS to Build Repeat Business with Personalized Services

Loyalty is Golden: Indies Rely on Maestro PMS to Build Repeat Business with Personalized Services

September 17, 2014

NORTHWIND-Maestro Teams with Independents to Create Fully-Integrated Loyalty Solutions that Simplify Reward Point Programs, Support Personalized Service, and...

2018 Opening Slated in India for the 200-room Le Méridien Ahmedabad

2018 Opening Slated in India for the 200-room Le Méridien Ahmedabad

September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 - GURGAON, India & NEW DELHI, India -  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the signing of Le Méridien...

The 77-key Staybridge Suites Houston NW Willowbrook Opens in Texas

The 77-key Staybridge Suites Houston NW Willowbrook Opens in Texas

September 17, 2014

Owned by Willowbrook Hospitality, LP and Managed by DePalma Hotels 17 September, 2014 - ATLANTA — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG...

Kaba Video:  We’re Going Mobile!  And Taking You with Us

Kaba Video:  We’re Going Mobile!  And Taking You with Us

September 17, 2014

Kaba Demonstrates Its Latest Mobile-Access Compatible RFID Door Locks That Give Operators A Choice of Guest Entry Options.MONTREAL, QC, CANADA - September 17,...

Victor Vazquez Appointed as VP of Development & Acquisitions for Latin America for Starwood Hotels

Victor Vazquez Appointed as VP of Development & Acquisitions for Latin America for Starwood Hotels

September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 - QUITO, Ecuador - From the South American Hotel Investment Conference in Quito, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT)...

Strategist or Tactician?

Strategist or Tactician?

September 17, 2014

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)Which one are you, strategist or tactician? Or, do you even know the difference? It's subtle, but very important...

Robert Brandenberg Named as Director of Operations for THE US GRANT Hotel in San Diego, California

Robert Brandenberg Named as Director of Operations for THE US GRANT Hotel in San Diego, California

September 17, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2014) - THE US GRANT Hotel, a San Diego icon since 1910, is proud to announce Robert Brandenberg as the new director of...

Sabena Arora Joins Optimum Hotel Brokerage; Will Lead New York City Office

Sabena Arora Joins Optimum Hotel Brokerage; Will Lead New York City Office

September 17, 2014

Philadelphia, PA, September 17, 2014 - Optimum Hotel Brokerage announced today that Sabena Arora has joined the firm as Senior Vice President.  In her new...

HFTP Establishes First Asia Footprint at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

HFTP Establishes First Asia Footprint at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

September 17, 2014

Austin, Texas, USA (September 17, 2014) - This week Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) opened the HFTP Asia Research Center in...

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